- 1absolve somebody (from/of something) to state formally that someone is not guilty or responsible for something The court absolved him of all responsibility for the accident.
- 2absolve somebody (from/of something) to give absolution to someone I absolve you from all your sins.
NAmE//əbˈzɑlv//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they absolve
he / she / it absolves
past simple absolved
-ing form absolving